Mar 12, 2011 1:00pm EST
is on the way from the u.s. and other countries. with so many roads damaged, the challenge will be getting all of that aid to the people who need it. more than 200 aftershocks have jolted japan since the quake hit, and some of them quite powerful. several happened near a nuclear plant where one reactor has been overheating since friday's earthquake. >> officials say an explosion there involved an outer building, not any of the reactors. people living within 12 miles of the plant have been told to evacuate. before nightfall, more than 3,000 people were rescued across the country. the death toll has topped 900. and officials now fear it could grow higher. we're getting new video in from japan and it really is something to watch. take a look. >> ireporter aaron sent this to us. he was attending a college graduation at a theater in tokyo when the earthquake hit. the theater roof collapsed, but aaron and many others were able to get out, and we hope to talk to aaron lace live as soon as we're able to get a connection with him. so stay with us for his story to match some of those remarkable images.
Mar 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT
gadhafi. >> all right, jill dougherty, thanks so much, joining us from paris traveling there with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. we're going to talk a little bit more about this, we're also going to hear from a middle east analyst from the london school of economics joining us after a short break. >> yeah, he has a lot of good things to say. we've spoken to him before, so stay with us. we'll be like back. so uh this is my friend frank and his, uh, retirement plan. one golden crown. come on frank how long have we known each other? go to e-trade. they got killer tools man. they'll help you nail a retirement plan that's fierce. two golden crowns. you realize the odds of winning are the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear in the same day? frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] ♪ [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works at e-trade. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of yo
Mar 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
about 24 hours ago. >>> multiple air and missile strikes have hit libyan military targets. u.s. joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen said most of libyan air defense systems have been taken out and libyan ground forces have been hit. and the no fly zone is in effect. >> in a speech on state television, gadhafi vowed to fight back against what he called terrorists attacking his country. he called the strikes a confrontation between the libyan people and the quote new nazis. >> eye witnesses in tripoli describe what they saw and heard when the air strikes began. >> to be honest, i was asleep, i woke up because of the explosion, i tried to run and see what's happening and i could see, i saw actually one of the explosions. saw one of the fires, it was scary thing. especially that there is an an anti-craft shooting against it. and i saw a couple of the, i don't know what to call it. but it was a very bright light. and i could see, i could see some of the events. i saw them. >> we want to check in with our senior international correspondent, nic robertson who is in tripoli. and nic, i'm
Mar 13, 2011 3:00pm EDT
are still without power today. >>> a u.s. navy carrier group is running emergency supplies into japanese coastal towns. the "uss ronald reagan" was already in the area when the earthquake struck. japan's prime minister said today, this is japan's worst crisis since world war ii. and he made a call for a national unity. >> translator: please, i ask each one of you, please have such determination. and to deepen your bond with your family members, neighbors, and people in your community to overcome this crisis. so that japan can be a better place. we can build together. this is the message i'd like to emphasize to the japanese people. >> in other top stories, security forces in yemen fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people reportedly were hurt. protesters are angry over high unemployment and what they see as government corruption and a lack of political freedom. >>> and in the u.s., new york police and the ntsb are investigating a bus crash that killed 14 people. there are conflicting reports about what caused the bus to flip and swerve into
Mar 26, 2011 1:00pm EDT
foreign policy is above the 50%. in rare -- i mean, i think wars the u.s. is involved in can bring a president down but they rarely lift him up when he's got that much trouble at home. so there is a reason the president went to latin america and libya was blowing up and things were going on that he said i'm going to latin america because this means jobs in the u.s. so they get it. they get it. >> but you know one thing that's different ali, that happened with the approval ratings george bush, sr., had, the gulf war was a success so he was the war hero president. the jury is still out about how the american people are going to feel about what we're doing in libya. whether this will be a success, whether we'll be able to kill gadhafi, who knows? and the question is, if that operation does not succeed, does that interfere with his ability to get a domestic policy passed? >> and that's a good question. ben, let's talk about that. it's not like the president had clear sailing anyway on the domestic policy front when it came to job creation, when it comes to taxes, when it comes to the d
Mar 27, 2011 3:00pm EDT
crowley is our anchor for "state of the union." let us bring our viewers this recent poll. it shows that the majority of americans, 54%, support the way that the president is handling foreign affairs. but ask the public how the president is handling the economy, take a look, way down the list, it dips to 39%. let's go back to the time following the first gulf war. when bush 41 had the support of nine of ten americans, in 1991. ultimately he was undone by the economy when he lost a year later to bill clinton. >> and undone by an economy that was improving in that last year. so, and we see signs, still, and there are economists who can talk about this. and there are signs that the economy is beginning to improve. the problem is, if the unemployment rate doesn't come down, people now looking at the deficit as well. that that's huge. but i, you know when you look at the polling, anything domestic is under 50%. energy policy, health care policy, the deficit. that's bad news. it's you know, foreign policy is above the 50%. in rare cases -- i think foreign wars, or wars that the u.s. is in
Mar 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
this recession hanging over us. while the federal government is still struggling to get its budget together, some of these things happening in states are a direct result of the fact that these states are getting less money from the federal government. >> absolutely, but can i just quickly respond to steve's points? he won't be surprised that i disagree with his conclusion. so he's absolutely right. yes, of course, states have to get their budgets under control and that is a huge issue. but it's also absolutely clear that in wisconsin a republican governor is using this as a pretext for beating up on the unions. and there are two pieces of evidence for that. one, how come the policemen and the firefighters who happen to vote republican are not part of this limitation on collective bargaining? and second, you spoke, stephen, about the need to get the budget under control. for sure, but the unions had made the concessions on the money. so why is the governor pushing so hard on the collective bargaining? that's not about money, that's about politics. >> we're going to hold on the answer to that one.